‘Limitless’ TV Sequel Series Lands at CBS, Bradley Cooper, Kurtzman and Orci to Produce
Throw another movie-TV reboot on the fire, albeit one we've known to be in the works for some time now. Bradley Cooper's 2011 drug thriller 'Limitless' has been given a production commitment at CBS for a TV sequel series to the film, with Cooper on board to produce with Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman, and theatrical director Neil Burger on board to direct the pilot.
Per The Hollywood Reporter, the proposed 'Limitless' series would pick up where the movie left off in following Brian Sinclair as he discovers the power of mysterious intelligence-boosting drug NZT, and is coerced into using his newfound drug-enhanced abilities for good.'Elementary' writer Craig Sweeny will pen the script and executive produce alongside Kurtzman and Orci, and a number of others from K/O Paper Products and Relativity, including feature writer Leslie Dixon.
For those unfamiliar with the 2011 film that grossed around $160 million worldwide,, ‘Limitless’ featured Cooper in the role of a struggling writer who undergoes a drug trial that expands his cognitive abilities to using 100% of his brain power, attracting unwanted attention from shadowy forces. The thriller also starred Robert de Niro and Abbie Cornish.
We've not heard the last of the TV reboot trend, and though 'Limitless' has been in the pipeline far longer than the current crop of adaptations (CBS also has 'Rush Hour' and 'In Good Company'), development no doubt heated up in the current climate. What do you think? Would you want to follow a sequel series to 'Limitless,' even without Bradley Cooper starring?